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Are you feeling unmotivated with your English learning?

Do you have no energy?

Today we talk about three ways to become a more motivated English speaker!

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Direct download: 159_AEE_159__3_Ways_to_be_a_Motivated_English_Learner.mp3
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Learning a new language is not easy!  Books and classes can help.  But without real conversation, you might work very hard to make slow progress.

This is because our brains learn language naturally through conversation.  Conversation is the key!

Today we talk with Kevin, creator of inglesninja.com, a site that helps people learn HOW to learn English in more effective ways.  Kevin has been teaching English in Brazil for several years.

Integrating his background in Psychology with teaching, he seeks to improve the student's relationship with English.

He believes that once one discovers how to enjoy the process of learning, progress comes naturally.

You can also find Kevin on You Tube, where he posts short, humorous (or not) videos on the most common mistakes Brazilians make in English.

 

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Does your English need a tune-up?

Your English is like a car.  The better you take care of it, the better it runs!  Today we’re going to help you keep your English in top shape by introducing the top 15 biggest mistakes in English!

Every Tuesday from August until November, we will talk in-depth about one of these mistakes.  We will discuss why it is a problem and give you the tools you need to fix it. 

Our weekly discussions of the top 15 biggest mistakes in English will focus on these topics:

  1. Using the verbs “listen” and “hear”
  2. Whether to use “say” or “tell” or “speak” or “talk”
  3. Using “wish” or “hope”
  4. Do you use “to have” or “to be” to tell your age?
  5. Using the verb “will” correctly when talking about the future
  6. Are you “bored” or “boring?”
  7. Should you say “I have been” or “I was?”
  8. Do you “lend” or “borrow?”
  9. What does it mean to “invite over?”
  10. “I will” or “I’m going to?”
  11. “People is” or “People are?”
  12. When to use “much” and when to use “many”
  13. The difference between “make” and “do”
  14. Are you “by yourself” or “on your own?”
  15. When to use the article “the”

Have you had problems or made mistakes with the words or phrases above?  What have you done to make your English run better?

Tell us about it in the comments below!

 

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Game on!

Do you like to watch sports?  Do you want to be able to talk about sports with your English-speaking friends?

Today we introduce three useful English phrases for talking about sports.

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Direct download: 156_AEE_156__3_Conversational_Phrases_for_a_Sports_Event.mp3
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Today we talk to Joe Menninger, host of StartupRadio.de!

Joe is an entrepreneur from Germany who studied in Texas and China.  Living in three very different countries has given him many experiences.  These experiences have helped him as an entrepreneur.

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English is not something you can buy.  You must work for English skills!

In today's episode we talk about thinking of English as part of life, not a commodity.

It’s easy to purchase a certificate course for English.  But if your heart and mind are separated from your learning, the certificate means nothing.

In the end, your skills in English are what is important – not the certificate!

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Direct download: 154_AEE_154__Dance_Your_Way_to_English_Success.mp3
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Stop translating your idioms into English!

Today we’ll be talking about some of the dangers of translating “false friends.”  These are words that sound the same between two different languages, but aren’t.

We’ll also talk about translating idioms.  They can cause huge problems!

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Direct download: 153_AEE_153__3_False_Friends_Gone_Bad_in_the_Business_World.mp3
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Are people who study or work abroad smarter?

A recent Time magazine article says yes!

Today you’re going to learn how living in a different culture can make you more intelligent.  You will also learn some ways to do this in your own country!

How can living in another culture make you smarter?  What are the benefits to your mind?

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Direct download: 152_AEE_152__Are_People_Who_Study_or_Work_Abroad_Smarter_.mp3
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Do you like to tell jokes at parties?

Would you like to be able to tell a few jokes in English?

Today you’ll learn how to play with words and have a lot of “pun”!

What is a pun?

It’s a creative use of the language, usually using the literal meaning of the language and then a more creative, idiomatic use of the word.

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Direct download: 151_AEE_151__English_Puns_You_Can_Use_at_a_Party.mp3
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Today you’ll learn how to let go of your grammar mistakes and your obsession with perfection and you’ll learn how to finally speak like a native!

Today we have Idahosa Ness who is the founder of the Mimic Method and he helps learners reach fluency through song lyrics and mimicking the language.

 

What does it mean to “mimic” English speakers?

To “mimic” means to copy.

When you learn English, don’t learn from the written word. Learn from what you hear.

Try to surround yourself with the language and repeat back what you hear.

Don’t think about conjugating verbs in your head or making a mistake.

When you focus too much on conjugating, it restricts your ability to take in new sounds in your head.

There will be no space in your mind.

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